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Outcome Of Acute Renal Failure In Children With Diabetic Keto Acidosis (dka)

OUTCOME OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN CHILDREN WITH DIABETIC KETO ACIDOSIS (DKA) Poovazhagi V, Prabha Senguttuvan, Padmaraj R Diabetic Clinic, Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Chennai Address for Correspondence Dr V Poovazhagi, 8/11 Manjolai Street, Kalaimagal Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, Chennai. 600 032, India. Email [email protected] Abstract The presentation and outcome of acute renal failure in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were analyzed. Of the 130 DKA episodes treated at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), 15 children (11.5%) had renal failure. Sepsis and shock were the common etiological factors. Mortality in ARF complicating DKA was 40%. Persistent acidosis requiring bicarbonate therapy, reduction in intravenous fluid volume, reduced dose of insulin and peritoneal dialysis were the modifications in the treatment for this life-threatening complication. Keywords Acute Renal failure, DKA, infections, shock Introduction Cerebral edema is a life threatening complication of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), other complications include dyselectrolytemia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary edema and renal failure. Chronic renal failure due Continue reading >>

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  1. Hans Luijendijk

    Ketosis is a normal metabolic process in your body. If you don't have sufficient glucose in your body, it will turn to burning fat. A process we call ketosis.
    It does not cause kidney damage in healthy people with normal balanced food intake.

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